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Instant Pot Frozen Salmon

Instant Pot frozen salmon recipe so your rock hard piece of fish will come out flaky and perfectly cooked in just a few minutes. Game changer y'all!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish, frozen, instant pot, pressure cooker, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 149kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 1/2 lb salmon 4-5 frozen fillets
  • 2 lemons sliced, seeds removed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c water
  • fresh parsley diced
  • 2 tbsp butter optional, sliced


  • Pour cup of water with 1 sliced lemon and a few sprigs of fresh parsley into bottom of pot. Place trivet inside now.
  • Put 4-5 frozen fillets on rack without overlapping pieces. Season tops with pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and diced fresh parsley.
  • Slice 2nd lemon and put 1 slice on top of each fillet, remove seeds before placing on top.
  • If you want a buttery flavor cut a thin slice of butter and place underneath each lemon slice, optional step.
  • Close lid and steam valve, set to high pressure for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  • Remove and serve immediately for best results. (timing will vary slightly depending on thickness of fish and how "well done" you like your fish)


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg